Qatar e-Nature school contest: Winners receive prizes

May 31, 2014 11:53 am

Qatar e-Nature school contest Winners receive prizes

Doha 31st May 2014: Saoud Hassan Mahdi al Haddad of Al Wafaa Model Independent School received the Qatar e-Nature school contest grand prize at a ceremony held on Thursday.

The contest, organized by Friends of the Environment (FEC) and global energy and chemical company Sasol aimed to increase environmental awareness among students. A Total of 5,500 students were participated in the contest.

The winning students from grade 1 to 13 were from Newton International School, Abdullah Al Zeiyed Independent School, Al Khor International School, Khadija Independent School for Girls, English Modern School, Cambridge School of Doha, Hafsa Preparatory Girls School, Birla Public School, Mesaieed International Secondary School, Al Wakrah Independent Secondary School for Girls, Pakistan Education Centre and Al Emam Al Shafael Preparatory Independent School for Boys.

The top schools were Ahmad Bin Mohmmed Secondary School, Al Khor International School , Moza Bin Mohmmed Preparatory Independent School for Girls, Abdullah Bin Zaid Model Independent School for Boys and Um Maabad Preparatory Independent School for Girls.

Nandy Poblete Pungyan (Philippine School of Doha), Hannah Katja Wood (Compass International School) and Dina Nayel Altarawneh (Doha Academy Salwa Branch) received the prizes in photo contest.

Qatar e-Nature, which was launched six months ago, is the first-of-its-kind bilingual smartphone application which contains details and pictures of hundreds of birds, insects and flora living in the region. Incorporating interactive and engaging features, the app allows users to explore the rich and varied species of flora, birds and insects of Qatar.

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Kalim Ansari is a Working Partner and Contributor to Qatar Chronicle. With over a decade’s experience in journalism, Kalim has reported for a number of major international publications from Gaza, Jerusalem, Beirut and Cairo.

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